Document ReferenceBEB
TitleRecords of the Boston and District Electric Supply Company Limited, 1923-1948
Extent6 volumes
2 files
AbstractThe collection comprises volumes of meeting minutes, shareholding records and other administrative records relating to the Boston and District Electric Supply Company Limited.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers subject to restrictions concerning personal information.
Admin HistoryThe Boston and District Electric Supply Company Limited (or Besco as it was known) was registered in May 1923 as a public company with authorised capital of £170,000 in one pound shares. The offices of the company were in Dolphin Lane, Boston, Lincolnshire. Besco supplied electricity to homes and street lights in Boston; the main street of the town was lit electrically for the first time in August 1924. Supply extended out of Boston for the first time in 1926 to the nearby village of Kirton. By 1948, the company was supplying to 10,600 consumers and covered 276 miles with power lines. The company was nationalised in 1948 and its activities were taken over by the East Midlands Electricity Board.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in April 2000 by PowerGen.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

Memorandum and articles of association, 1923 (BEB 1).

Signed directors' minute books, 1923-1948 (BEB 2).

General meeting minute book, 1923-1948 (BEB 3).

Registers of directors, 1923-1948 (BEB 4).

Seal book, 1933-1947 (BEB 5).

File of papers maintained for the purposes of Companies Acts including a certificate of incorporation, 1923-1924 (BEB 6).

Share transfer forms, 1928-1946 (BEB 7).
MgtGroupBusiness records
MgtSubGroupPower, Electricity
ArrangementThe collection has been arranged into seven series. Within these series, items have been arranged chronologically.
TermElectric power distribution - England - Lincolnshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA43PowerGen; electrical power company
NA44Boston and District Electric Supply Company Limited
NA44Boston and District Electric Supply Company Limited
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